Letters

Immigration

Every immigrant that comes into this country, the USA, should be finger printed and photographed. With our computer systems, that should not be a problem. We started out as a “Christian Country,” and I want to stay a “Christian Country,” not a Muslim or Hindu. If these immigrants ...

Election

Nothing lasts forever – not even our troubles. Each one of us is given a predetermined, God determined amount of time to live out our days in our earthly lives. Jean E. Delk Williamsport

Angry

I would like to thank the administration and City Council for allowing destruction of our streets. Boy! What a contractor UGI hired. I hope their new gas lines are placed correctly, with no leaks. Is this their first contracting job. Maybe it’s an experiment; it’s a bad dream for all ...

Trump’s mission

President Obama was elected in 2008 and was backed by a Democratic House and Senate, but instead of giving America generations of Democratic rule, he alienated both friends and foes from the start. First the Affordable Care Act was rammed through without a single Republican vote and he  lied ...

The only reason

The only reason they won’t privatize the liquor stores  is because the employees are union. The Democrats will not upset the unions. Jon Oeler Williamsport Submitted by E-Mail

It makes no sense

I would like to understand the reasoning behind legislation allowing semiautomatic weapons while hunting animals (which ones yet to be determined by the game commission and the regulations). I would also like to know what legislators pushed for this and why. Hunting in some form with ...

Taken aback

I was somewhat taken aback at the picture for you lead article on "Survival Smarts". I have no quarrel with the well written article, particularly with the sidebar describing the various types and causes of dog aggression. This is important information for people unfamiliar with animal ...

What it means

Meteorologist Joe Bastardi was the featured speaker at this month’s meeting of the Susquehanna Valley Conservatives. He spoke to a packed audience about the ongoing Climate Change debate. Some say climate change caused by man-made CO2 emissions is settled in science. Joe disagrees, saying ...

Double standard

Double standard Vice President-elect Mike Pence had an opportunity to take some family members to see the Broadway-hit, “Hamilton,” a rap-musical. VPE Pence was greeted with a mix of boos and cheers as he entered the theatre, which is simply an audience actively using their first ...

Disappointed

I finished reading a letter from Mr. Chris Myers and how the big national conservative win did not generate a big conservative movement within the Lycoming County Commissioners. So I has disappointed because, as Mr. Myers stated, "We are as liberal tax-and- spend as ever." As someone pointed ...

We can do more

When it comes to our veterans, we can do more. Our nation can and should honor America’s heroes by fulfilling our promise to provide them timely access to the health care they have earned and deserve through their service to our country. The well-documented challenges plaguing the U.S. ...

Biggest con ever

President Obama nailed it when he pegged Donald J Trump as a pragmatist rather than an ideologist. Trump showed us early on who he was. He favored not one particular political theory over another. He didn’t even know one particular theory over another. He went with what worked regardless of ...

Please stop tweeting

The other morning I was filling the bird feeders on our deck and I noticed a glorious red cardinal staring at me, intently. I wasn't late filling the feeders, which is the usual reason for the "hairy" eyeball. "Why the look?" I asked him, "I'm not late." "You've got to stop him from ...

Airport

Eighty-seven years ago the Williamsport-Lycoming Airport officially opened with over thirty-thousand celebrants in attendance including Amelia Earhart. Limited fuel range of passenger planes made this new airport a vital link in national air travel. Due to modern planes longer range, ...

Creation care

The psalmist wrote “The earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it “(Psalm 24:1). As the earth’s population grows and humanity’s ability to impact the created order increases, we face an increasing and intensifying cluster of environmental concerns. Christians believe the whole ...

Suicide: Know the signs and act with compassion

A healing discussion on suicide and how to prevent it was held recently after two local teenagers died of suicide. Holidays can be a dangerous time for those susceptible to suicide. It’s critical that all of us learn the suicide warning signs, pay attention to their possible presence and act ...

Greater respect

I now have a greater respect for economists. The data is weird and they have a superabundance of it. I had an urge to see an old movie We had it on VHS at one point, so it was 15-20 years old. I needed it in DVD format. Such movies usually run $5 - $7. I searched for the movie in DVD on Amazon. ...

Paraphrasing

To paraphrase a common saying: "Better to be thought of as a crazy left wing loon, than to protest a fair and democratic election; especially when you did not vote; thinking that your protest would change the results; and remove all doubt!" Keith McAndrew Williamsport Submitted ...

Great again

What egotistical maniac wants to make his country great again? What egotistical maniac knows more than his Generals? What egotistical maniac hates minorities? Your first two guesses don't count. Arthur Zimmerman Montoursville Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

Sobering observations

Last week I felt like celebrating our recent presidential election results, so I attended an annual Lycoming County Commissioners’ meeting in Hughesville. I had hoped to experience first-hand how the Conservative movement in our country might have affected how County Government governs. Boy, ...